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Engineering Materials

Advanced material science for food & water contact

Material selection for complex food & water contact applications such as kitchen utensils, appliances, faucets, food packaging, and food preparation is a process involving many design and regulatory challenges.

DSM leverages the expertise of its experienced global team to develop advanced material solutions to improve the performance, sustainability and safety of food & water applications. 

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  • Appliances

    Learn why the world’s leading appliance manufacturers trust advanced DSM material solutions to improve performance and deliver value.

  • Kitchen utensils

    Learn how DSM material science helps increase the performance and safety of the world’s most popular kitchen utensils.

  • Plumbing

    Learn how DSM advanced materials can make faucets and other plumbing fixtures safer, stronger and more sustainable.

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Explore food & water contact materials

  • PA6 & PA66 - Akulon®

    Akulon polyamide 6 & 66 resins represent the best value in all-purpose engineering materials, offering an excellent balance of design and processing with outstanding mechanical properties in diverse operating environments.

  • TPC - Arnitel®

    Arnitel is a high-performance ThermoPlastic Copolyester (TPC) that offers you a unique combination of flexibility, high temperature resistance and strength - plus excellent processing characteristics.

  • PA410 - EcoPaXX®

    EcoPaXX is a high-performance aliphatic, biobased polyamide that uniquely balances the benefits of typical short and long chain polyamides, such as low moisture uptake and high mechanical performance.

  • PA4T PPA - ForTii®

    ForTii has a unique PPA's technology with high amide density. The ForTii platform includes polymers that are the highest crystalline, highest melting point and highest glass transition temperature amongst all PPA.

  • PA46 - Stanyl®

    Stanyl is a high-performance aliphatic polyamide with a melting temperature of 295°C that due to its high crystallinity and fast crystallization speeds entails three key strengths.

  • PPS - Xytron™

    Xytron is a high performance plastics compound based on linear polyphenylene sulfide. Xytron offers extreme chemical resistance, dimensional stability, and is intrinsically flame retardant.

Explore featured food & water contact applications

Kitchen utensils

Consumer goods |

High use temperature;Non-stick and easy to clean;Passes food contact regulation;Low oligomer content vs PA66

Faucet mixing valve

Building & construction | Water management

EcoPaXX® PA410 allows for reliable solutions due to its superior toughness, its improved bonding strength, its high hydrolytic stability (NSF61 is hot water certified) and its excellent dimensional stability; EcoPaXX® PA410 leads to sustainable solutions since it is partly bio-based

Breathable Films for Food Packaging

Consumer goods | Food Packaging

Arnitel® TPC allows for reliable solutions, since it yields a breathable film that balances the application-specific gas mixture of O2 and CO₂, and the moisture inside the package

Pipe Fittings

Building & construction | Water management

Akulon® PA6 allows for reliable solutions due to its good mechanical properties (stiff and tough) and its better surface appearance than PA66; Stanyl® PA46 allows for more economical and reliable solutions than PES or PPSU also as a result of a very good creep resistance at elevated temperatures;Xytron™ PPS can provide super hydrolysis.

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